Councillor for Penrith
Michelle Tormey is the first Greens Councillor to be elected to Penrith City Council and is in her first term on Council.
She was born and raised in the Nepean and has resided in the area with her family her entire life. She is now raising a family in the area.
Michelle believes in a grassroots democracy, and open and transparent decision making processes in Local Government. She values the importance of community engagement and input in shaping the Council's direction and takes her responsibility to support the objectives of the Strategic Plan seriously.
She is also committed to ecological sustainability and was appointed as a Sustainability Champion.
She is committed to social justice and has a keen interest in families, children and younger people of the City being a council representative on the Penrith City Children's Services Co-Operative Board and previously a Parent Committee Representative at Yoorami Children's Services Centre (Werrington).
As a young Green, Cr Tormey looks to conserve the environment for the benefit of current and future generations. She is also a keen advocate of young people’s involvement in governmental decision-making processes.